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FLAG Factsheet

Djursland FLAG

Official name: 
LAG Djursland
Country:
Code: 
DK205
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG area covers the entire municipality of Norddjurs, which is notable for its long coastline, made up of sandy beaches – like much of the Danish coastline. This flat coastal landscape attracts tourists from Norway and Germany – as well as domestic visitors. Tourism is the area’s dominant sector. Fishermen struggle now to make a living, but there has been an increase in the number of small businesses processing seaweed, for both food and nonfood uses.

There are two operational fishing ports, Grenaa and Boennerup, and fishermen mainly work in coastal fisheries, on smaller vessels, although there are few larger ships in Grenaa.

The challenges facing the area are mainly social and economic: ageing of fishermen, low incomes, low price for the catch, limitations on the size of the catch.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are some protected Natura 2000 areas, mainly in the north-west and the Kattegatt offshore wind farm which is located in the waters nearby the FLAG area.

Population
37 898
Surface area (km²)
721
Population density
53
Total employment in fisheries
238
Fishing: 
58
Aquaculture: 
0
Processing: 
180

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy aims to respond to the area’s social and economic challenges and has three main objectives:

  1. Supporting coastal fisheries in the local ports of Grenaa and Boennerup, in order to maintain and create jobs (including outside the fisheries sector) for people who formerly worked in the fisheries sector;
  2. Boosting job creation by supporting the development of activities related to maritime resources and food. For example, using seaweed in food, cosmetics and other innovative ways of utilising marine resources;
  3. Supporting the development of coastal tourism.

The FLAG budget for projects will be divided as follows: 1) coastal fishery (50%); 2) resources of the sea (food and non-food) (25%); and 3) coastal tourism (25%).

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
50%
Supporting diversification
3
37%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
2
13%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
732 000
  • EMFF: 
    419 400
  • MS co-financing: 
    312 600
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National.

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Exemples de projet

  • A new cooling system in one of the ports, securing jobs for local fishermen who will be able to store their catch;
  • A project to test new and more environmentally friendly ways of catching lobster, which will also create new jobs for fishermen.

Calls for proposals

There are two annual deadlines for applications: January/February and August/September.

Expertise et coopération

Djursland is a combined LAG-FLAG structure and is experienced in the use of multiple funding sources, securing continuity/synergy between the strategies in the area. In addition, the FLAG is also experienced in animating the local community. The LAG has some experience with inter-national cooperation with a French LAG Confluences-autour-du-Verdon on local food (2007-2013).

The FLAG is interested in several areas of cooperation, examples include: adding value to fishery products, securing better prices for fishermen, increasing local sales of fish (through inter-territorial cooperation), tourism, and in particular in seaweed projects and other innovative blue-economy projects (transnational cooperation).

At the national level, there is no specific budget for cooperation, so it is up to the FLAG to look for the necessary funding.

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
LAG Djursland
Members of the partnership: 

The main FLAG members are: the municipality of Norddjurs, the Fishermen’s cooperatives of Bønnerup and Grenaa, and the LAG Djursland.

Outside of the formal partnership, the FLAG also works with a wide range of local stakeholders on a practical/informal level.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
90
% of fisheries actors: 
11%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
89%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
17
% of public actors: 
29%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Visuels

Carte

FLAG Contacts

LAG Djursland
 
Lundbergsvej 2
8400 Ebeltoft
Denmark
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Helle Breindahl
Phone:
+45 20 55 33 05
Languages:
  • Danish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
  • Swedish (Basic)
  • German (Basic)
Publication date: 
27/12/2016
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